epigenetics(redirected from Epigenic patterning)
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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of heritable changes in gene expression that are caused by factors such as DNA methylation rather than by a change in the sequence of base pairs in DNA itself.
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n (functioning as sing)
(Genetics) the study of heritable changes that occur without a change in the DNA sequence
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